Tutu: Then and Now
The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation is pleased to present Tutu: Then and Now, a photography exhibition featuring the works of South African photojournalists, Sumaya Hisham and Eric Miller. The works span a period of over 30 years, from the apartheid era, to the Archbishop’s work with Nelson Mandela, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission and his ongoing peace and justice initiatives since his “retirement” in 2010
These photos speak to the iconic legacy of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, allowing people to visually understand the critical role he has played as a civil rights champion, not just in South Africa, but across the world.
The exhibition includes the above video segment of the Archbishop telling stories about photographs in the series and speaking to the importance of people documenting these events. Our Tutu Inspires youth program meets Tutu: Then & Now when selected photo’s taken by students are featured in the same space as those from our renowned professional photographers.
The exhibition consists of 40 photographs and debuted in November 2016 at New York’s iconic St. Paul’s Chapel where more than 27,000 people viewed it during a three-week period. The exhibition continues with venues in cities throughout North America.
We identify high-traffic venues and partners in each city to help organize, fund and promote each exhibition, sponsor a reception for the Foundation and the photographers, and to introduce the local community and media to the exhibition and Tutu Inspires. To see when Tutu: Then and Now will be in a city near you, check out our Live Events page. For more information on bringing this exhibit to your city or to have your school participate, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This original photography exhibition was made possible through the generous support of our founding sponsor, Trinity Church Wall Street.